Vaishno Devi temple on high alert after Kasab hanging

An email threatening revenge of the execution of Kasab has been traced to Bangalore.

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The revered Hindu shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir has been put on high alert after an email threatening revenge of the execution of Ajmal Kasab.

The email has been traced to Bangalore and was allegedly sent by the Lashkar-e-Toiba to a hotelier in Katra.

According to the police, the email was received by A.H. Bhat, the owner of Devi Grand hotel, on November 24, threatening to target the shrine.

While authorities in Vaishno Devi are on high alert, the Karnataka police have seized the computer and other equipments from which the email was sent.

Efforts are on to decode the email and find the sender.

"We know that an email was sent from here. We are investigating that. We can't share the details of the mail as it hasn't come to us," Bangalore police commissioner Jyoti Prakash Mirji said.

Jagjeet Kumar, deputy inspector general of Udhampur-Reasi, and other senior officials of central agencies visited Katra and reviewed the security arrangements of the shrine there.

Police have intensified frisking people, checking of vehicles and keeping an eye on suspected movements.

The email could be a prank by some anti-national elements but no chances can be taken, Kumar said.

In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.

The temple is near the town of Katra in the Reasi district. It is one of the most revered places of worship in India.


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